Services and Activities

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Recreation and Leisure

Special events and theme parties are held each month. Day trips to museums, restaurants, and casinos are offered monthly.  Classes in the arts including quilting, knitting, and acrylics are also available on a weekly basis. Check out our monthly newsletter for most recent offerings, or contact Annie Wright, activities coordinator, at 978-921-6017 or awright@beverlyma.gov.

Information, Referral and Outreach to Elders

Daily, we assist seniors and their family members with their concerns and needs. Outreach staff will meet with clients and/or caregivers to listen, support, and provide information and referrals. Outreach staff also reach out to seniors in the community who are not familiar with Council on Aging services and resources.

Technology

Need help checking your email, creating documents, or browsing the web? We currently offer open computer lab hours on the following schedule: Monday 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Thursday 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM, and Friday 10:30 AM – 12:45 PM. On Wednesdays, an open lab for Apple products only is offered from 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM. Volunteers are available during these open lab times to help you with basic questions.  A Facebook 101 class taught by Endicott College intern Anna Godbold is being offered in November 2013. Please sign up in advance at the front desk or by calling 978-921-6017 if you are interested in that class.

Group Travel 

2013 has been and will continue to be an exciting year for Group Travel!  For more information, contact Annie Wright, Activities Coordinator, awright@beverlyma.gov or stop in and browse our flyers for specific trip details.

Support Groups

Support Groups for loss/bereavement and chronic diseases are ongoing; see a schedule in our monthly newsletter. For a list of support groups for caregivers, visit our Caregiver Resources page.

Daily Activities

Coffee is brewing by 8:30 every morning. Local grocery stores and specialty stores donate pastries and bread, and we offer hot and cold cereal for all to enjoy. Also check out our T.V. lounge, Library and Billiards Room which are open all day!

Other Activities

“Livin’ the Good Life” is a BevCam show produced entirely by volunteers.  We are currently looking to recruit new volunteers to help with this program.  Contact Gail Murley, Volunteer Coordinator, for more information.

The Beverly Hoarding Task Force is hosted by SeniorCare, Inc and the Senior Center. The group’s mission is to educate, advocate and provide resources for “first responders” and the community.

Wellness Programs

Exercise programs are offered every day at the Senior Center.  Programs include: Yoga, Tai Chi, Zumba, Line Dancing, Strength and Balance classes taught by a physical therapist, arthritis exercise classes, and Labyrinth walks. Free health seminars and lectures are offered monthly.  Health and Wellness Clinics are available weekly and include: medication counseling, walk-in blood pressure, Podiatrist, hearing screening and general wellness check-ups.

Community Garden  

Our community garden plot, located at the Beverly Bootstraps community garden on Cole Street in Beverly, produced a full harvest of vegetables and flowers this season! Each week, vegetables were harvested by volunteers and made available for seniors to take home in our front lobby. If you would like to become involved with our garden next season, call or email Gail Murley at the center, gmurley@beverlyma.gov.

Newsletter

The Garden City Courier is our monthly newsletter containing current programs, trip information, health services, luncheon menu, up-coming events and other useful information. You can pick up a copy of the newsletter at the senior center or if you would like the newsletter delivered to your home, we can add you to our mailing list. Out of town subscription is available for $10 year.

S.H.I.N.E. “Serving The Health Information Needs of Elders”

This program provides trained volunteers to help elders with all their health insurance questions and needs.  SHINE volunteers are available at the center on Tuesdays and Fridays. Call Marjorie at 978-921-6017 or visit the front desk to make an appointment.

Volunteering

Volunteers help us maintain all programs and activities within and around the center and are a vibrant and vital part of what we do. Call or email Gail Murley, Volunteer Coordinator to inquire about volunteering gmulrey@beverlyma.gov.
 

Sunshine Birthday Visits

Volunteers deliver a flowers and cards to homebound seniors on their birthdays.

AARP Tax-Aide Program

Beginning in February through April, AARP, together with volunteers with SeniorCare RSVP, assist seniors with their tax preparation and filing. Appointments are necessary for this service.
 

Legal Assistance

Attorney Stuart Gardner and Attorney Peter Gilmore donate their time once a month providing FREE 15-minute private appointments to answer questions for seniors. Appointments must be made ahead of time. Check our monthly newsletter for schedules.

Nutrition

A hot lunch, provided by SeniorCare, Inc, is served in our Dining Room year round (except holidays)  Monday – Thursday at 11:30 AM and Friday at 11:15 AM.  Reservations requested at least one day in advance. A donation of $2.00 is suggested.

Meals-on-Wheels 

Meals-on-Wheels are delivered year-round, Monday through Friday, under the auspices of SeniorCare, Inc. for elders who satisfy the evaluation criteria. For information, call SeniorCare, Inc at 1-866-927-1050.

Transportation

Transportation is available to any Beverly senior and/or disabled rider. Transportation is available Monday—Wednesday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Thursday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM, and Friday 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM and requires a two day advance reservation.  For more information, call Bill Brewer at 978-921-6078 or visit our Transportation page.